By now, everyone I know is over me discussing Rock N Roll Las Vegas.
To be honest, I’m annoying myself. But thankfully, there were 2 people I hadn’t yet discussed this with: my mom & big sister. SCORE. So, I called them today to further vent.
Photo I found online. And that's ME with the headlamp behind the flag man! Weee.
Me: Carrie, you’re not going to believe what happened. Okay let me tell you what happened to me & Taco Runner, then I’ll tell you what I’ve been reading from other blogs.
20 minutes later….
Sister: OMG. You’re crazy. Why do you spend so much money on marathons?! I get that you’re passionate about running, but I would never spend all of that money on something like that.
Me: The money isn’t an issue. This was my graduation present that I’ve been saving for for months. The problem was being let down by a race organization that’s supposed to be one of the best in the business. And I’d rather be addicted to marathons than anything else in the world. Call me crazy.
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Me: MOM. Did Carrie tell you anything about Vegas? Can I tell you about my marathon in Vegas this weekend?
Mom: No, she didn’t. What happened?
Me: Everything. (I continue to go into an explanation of events. Read them HERE and HERE.)
Mom: That’s awful. I’m sorry that happened to you on your trip. But you had to expect that. It’s Vegas!
Me: I guess you’re right.
Mom: Hey, so what are you doing this weekend?
Me: Running a full marathon.
Mom: After that experience you just had, you’re gonna run another one?
Me: Duh. Yes! I’m trying to get into the Marathon Maniacs club.
Mom: Oh Britt…. well have fun and call me!
So, there you have it. My next full marathon is this weekend. I’m on my way to the gym right now for my first post-race run. I wasn’t sore from the race, but my knee has been healing. I’m going to try it out. If I have to walk this 26.2 miles, I will.
Moral of the story: you can never make a non-runner understand why you run marathons.
Also, medals last longer than pain. I can wreck this 26.2 or it can wreck me.